Trump administration may be planning to use the National Guard for immigration detainment

The Trump administration may be considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to detain unauthorized immigrants in 11 states, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Friday, Feb. 17, the AP stated on Twitter that it had obtained the 11-page document, which called for unprecedented use of the National Guard in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, in the neighboring states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah and Nevada and as far north as Oregon.

The AP claims that the memo, dated Jan. 25, and written by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, had been circulating among DHS staff for approximately two weeks.

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